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Magic's Reason An Anthropology of Analogy
ISBN: PB: 9780226518688, ISBN: HB: 9780226518541, University of Chicago Press, February 2018
240 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm, 25 halftones
In "Magic's Reason", Graham M. Jones tells the entwined stories of anthropology and entertainment magic. The two areas are not as separate as they may at first seem. As Jones shows, the endeavors not only matured around the same time, but they also s...
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How Lifeworlds Work Emotionality, Sociality, and the Ambiguity of Being
ISBN: PB: 9780226491967, ISBN: HB: 9780226491820, University of Chicago Press, November 2017
240 pp., 21.6x13.9 cm, 9 halftones
Michael Jackson has spent much of his career elaborating his rich conception of lifeworlds, mining his ethnographic and personal experience for insights into how our subjective and social lives are mutually constituted. In "How Lifeworlds Work", Ja...
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Stambeli Music, Trance, and Alterity in Tunisia
ISBN: PB + CD: 9780226392196, ISBN: HB + CD: 9780226392172, University of Chicago Press, July 2014
256 pp., 23x15 cm, 1 map, 7 tables, 7 halftones, 12 line illus.
In "Stambeli", Richard C. Jankowsky presents a vivid ethnographic account of the healing trance music created by the descendants of sub-Saharan slaves brought to Tunisia during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Stambeli music calls upon an ela...
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Spirited Things The Work of "Possession" in Afro-Atlantic Religions
ISBN: PB: 9780226122762, ISBN: HB: 9780226122625, University of Chicago Press, May 2014
344 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 11 halftones
The word "possession" is trickier than we often think, especially in the context of the Black Atlantic and its religions and economy. Here possession can refer to spirits, material goods, and, indeed, people. In "Spirited Things", Paul Christopher Jo...
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Thin Description Ethnography and the African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem
ISBN: HB: 9780674049666, Harvard University Press, November 2013
404 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 8 halftones
The African Hebrew Israelites of Jerusalem are often dismissed as a fringe cult for their beliefs that African Americans are descendants of the ancient Israelites and that veganism leads to immortality. But John L. Jackson questions what "fringe" mea...
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Global Pigeon
ISBN: PB: 9780226002088, ISBN: HB: 9780226001890, University of Chicago Press, March 2013
288 pp., 23x15 cm, 37 halftones, 10 colour illus.
The pigeon is the quintessential city bird. Domesticated thousands of years ago as a messenger and a source of food, its presence on our sidewalks is so common that people consider the bird a nuisance – if they notice it at all. Yet pigeons are also...
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£69,00
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Lifeworlds Essays in Existential Anthropology
ISBN: PB: 9780226923659, ISBN: HB: 9780226923642, University of Chicago Press, December 2012
360 pp., 23x15 cm
Michael Jackson's "Lifeworlds" is a masterful collection of essays, the culmination of a career aimed at understanding the relationship between anthropology and philosophy. Seeking the truths that are found in the interstices between examiner and exa...
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